I’m Janalyn Voigt, an author, speaker, and former social media mentor. DawnSinger and Wayfarer, the first two books in my epic fantasy series, Tales of Faeraven, released with Pelican Book Group and will be followed by at least two more installments. I’m also working on a romantic suspense novel set in an Irish castle, but then historical fiction has a grip on me too. Being unabashedly multi-genre makes me into what some might term a reluctant rebel, but I prefer to think of myself as a storyteller.
What makes you stop writing?
Once in a while, I end a writing session because I reach the end, but most often I run out of time. Sometimes that's a disappointment. Other times, it's a relief. When I lose myself in the story, I take it as a good sign.
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A successful book is not made of what is in it, but what is left out of it.
This quote by Mark Twain (aka: Samuel Langhorne Clemens), distills the mystery of writing into a sentence. Not a small feat, and an example of why Mark Twain was one of the greatest writers of all time.
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Ever been writing along, immersed in your story world, only to come up short of a name for a new character? You have trouble nailing down a character profile, trip over a grammar landmine, or can’t stop using the same favorite words, over and over again. Your story grinds to a halt while you search for a map you filed somewhere…. All of these things can slow down a writing session and make it difficult to refocus. Minimize these distractions with the following resources to help you write better faster. Continue Reading>>
When it comes to the Internet, an inquisitive mind can work against a writer. Let's face it. Having a wealth of information at the tips of your fingers creates temptations for a person enthralled by knowledge. It's hard to draw a line, especially if your smart phone stands in for your alarm clock, as mine did … Continue Reading ››
With so many people on social media sites nowadays, it’s tempting to ask yourself if you should forget about driving traffic to your website and focus on marketing elsewhere. Why not go where people already are instead of making what can seem like a herculean effort to drive traffic to your website?
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